Your Health Care Team
Your attending physician is the person responsible for your care while you are hospitalized. Sometimes the attending physician may change depending on the type of care or services required for your care. Some attending physicians work closely with a physician assistant or nurse practitioner.
Affiliated professional staff may make treatment decisions and participate in your case. Affiliated professionals are supervised by the medical staff of the hospital.
Clinical trainees may also be involved in your care. LMC supports the education and development of clinical trainees in the health care professions, providing clinical experiences for students. Clinical trainees perform their duties under the supervision of an instructor, preceptor, physician or other professional health care provider.
Medical students and “resident physicians” (one who has completed all requirements for a medical doctor degree and is enrolled in post-graduate training in a specific specialty) are clinical trainees. Medical students and resident physicians participate in patient care under the direct supervision and guidance of the attending physician. They do not make treatment decisions. A medical student or resident physician may participate in your care. All clinical trainees can be identified as such by their name badge that clearly states their name and trainee title.
Our volunteers are an important part of Lexington Medical Center’s health care team, providing those special touches that complement the professional services of the Lexington Medical Center staff.